The Tourist

  • wombat457
    14 days ago
    An American tourist had visited all the usual sights. He'd seen the Sydney Harbour and everything else but he wanted to see the real Australia. So there he was on the weekly rail motor out to Thargomindah. There wasn't much to see. There was a drought, it was hot and the wind was blowing dust everywhere.
    He got off the train and made for the pub, sweating and cursing as he swatted in vain at the clouds of files that buzzed around him.
    The pub's only customer, a bloke in a blue singlet, greeted him with a "G'day."
    The American ordered a beer.
    "Yank, eh?" quizzed the Aussie.
    "Sure am, buddy," the American replied.
    "Waddya think of this part of Australia, Yank?" the bloke asked.
    "I think it's the rectum of the world," replied the American.
    There was a moment of silent reflection as the local sucked on his smoke. Then he asked, "You just passing through?"